In Defense of the Accidental

In Defense of the Accidental : Philiosophical Studies

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The seven essays collected in this book address the history of modern ideas and contemporary cultural issues. The first is the discourse of Marquard's acceptance of the Sigmund Freud prize; the second addresses the equivalence of modernity and the theodicee; the third confronts the idea of "meaning"; the fourth considers the notion of world history; the fifth addresses world alienation; the sixth deals with the human sciences; and the seventh is a mediation on chance and luck as essential aspects of the human condition."show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 140.5 x 208.5 x 11.7mm | 204.04g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0195072529
  • 9780195072525

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"This book is a delightful vade mecum that introduces Marquard's delectable prose to English speakers in a well translated and well documented collection."--Germanic Notes and Reviewsshow more

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